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Table 1 clinical characteristics, primary diagnosis for admission, comorbidities, conventional medicines that were taken and cause of liver biochemistry test abnormalities

From: Influence of combined therapy with conventional and herbal medicines on liver function in 138 inpatients with abnormal liver transaminase levels

Item Number (%)
Number of patients 138 (100)
Gender Male 82 (59.42), Female 56 (40.58)
Age (mean ± SD) 60.12 ± 14.72
Days of liver function test interval 41.87 ± 33.32
Primary diagnosis
 Cerebrovascular disease 82 (59.42)
 Musculo-skeletal disorders 17 (12.31)
 Psychiatric disorders 15 (10.86)
 Peripheral nerve palsy 13 (9.42)
 Vertigo 6 (4.34)
 Other diseases 5 (3.65)
Comorbiditis
 Average number of comorbiditis 2.224
 Hypertension 58 (42.02)
 Diabetes mellitus 30 (21.73)
 Cardiovascular disorders 22 (15.94)
 Hyperlipidemia 15 (10.86)
 Others 12 (8.69)
 None 39 (28.26)
Conventional medicines
 Average number of medicines being taken 6.25
 Anti-hypertension 126 (91.30)
 Anticoagulants & Antithrombotics 122 (88.40)
 Agent for digestive system 109 (78.98)
 Antiepileptics & Skeletal muscle relaxants 67 (48.55)
 Agent for arteriosclerosis 66 (47.82)
 Antidepressants & Tranquilizers 66 (47.82)
 Antidiabetics 44 (31.88)
 Antiplatelet 44 (31.88)
 Other CNS drugs 39 (28.26)
 Other circulatory agents 28 (20.28)
 Agents for liver diseases 22 (15.94)
 NSIDS 21 (15.21)
 Others  
 Cause of liver biochemistry test abnormalities  
 Acute Hepatitis 1 (0.72)
 Chronic hepatitis B 6 (4.35)
 Chronic hepatitis C 0 (0)
 Alcoholic liver disease 4 (2.90)
 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 26 (18.84)
 Others 101 (73.19)